Main definitions of ombrophilous in English

: ombrophilous1ombrophilous2

ombrophilous1

Pronunciación /ɒmˈbrɒfɪləs/

adjetivo

  • 1Botánica
    Of a plant: able to withstand prolonged rainfall.

  • 2Ecología
    = "ombrogenous".

Origen

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Journal of the Royal Microscopical Society. From ombro- + -philous, in sense 1 after German ombrophil.

Main definitions of ombrophilous in English

: ombrophilous1ombrophilous2

ombrophilous2

Pronunciación /ɒmˈbrɒfɪləs/

adjetivo

Botánica
  • Of a plant: shade-loving.

Origen

1920s; earliest use found in Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club. Apparently an alteration of umbriphilous after ombro- or ombrophilous.